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Hi Do card games like solitaire, black jack, poker etc. have any copyrights or ownerships associated with them. I presume they don't cause of all the clones out there. I just want to make sure before I try to sell my versions of them. Thanks

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The rules don't because rules can't be copyrighted (although a book of rule would be copyright as a book). You can make you own solitaire or whatever, provided you don't use graphics or sounds from an existing version. Those things would be copyrighted.

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A few rules of play have been patented. You cannot 'tap' a card like Magic the Gathering.

However, most straight forward card games are not patented and the copywrite on most of them has expired long long ago.

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The cards.dll library shipped with every version of windows, what copyrights are associated with it? What if my game is dependent on it to work?

I am aware that I can't distribute it with my game. Can my game use it without breaking any copyright laws?

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if you copy someones cards. you may be in big trouble. or sounds.. like any other game,

dont worry about the rules. you can say i made them, who cares...
rules are blind. you cant see them. you cant tell.

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